Nieves arrested on charges of homicide

On Friday, December 27, 2019 19 year old Benjamin Nieves was arrested and transported to the Hendry County Jail on charges of Murder and Attempted Murder. Since November 10, 2019, Hendry County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit has been investigating the shooting death of 27 year old Luis Andres Salas, Jr., of LaBelle, Florida. On […]

18 year old arrested on charges of 2nd Degree Homicide and Robbery

In the afternoon hours of January 3, 2020, Hendry County Sheriff’s Office, Criminal Investigation Division (CID) Capt. D. Weathers, and Hendry County Sheriff’s Office, Major Crimes Unit, Lt. M. Rowan, took custody of 18 year old Cedric Saxton in Macon County, Alabama and delivered him to the Hendry County Jail. After being identified as a […]

Murder in the House of Horrors

The Firehouse Community Theatre is excited to announce a Pre-Season Play: “Murder in the House of Horrors”, written by Billy St. John. This play will be presented for 2 days only! October 4th & 5th at 7pm! Tickets will be sold at the door at $10 for adults and $5 for kids grade school through […]

Argument turns to murder

At approximately 9:50pm on Wednesday night, September 25, 2019, Hendry County Deputies responded to a home at 378 Clark Street, in LaBelle.  The daughter of Branty and Lea Burnside dialed 911 and reported to Hendry County Dispatchers that she had just received a call from her father, who told her he had just shot and killed her […]